Sunday, 3 July 2011

Designs Galore - Couture Collection Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Designs Galore - Couture Collection blog hop!! I am so lucky that my lovely team mate Denise from Magnolia Down Under Challenge asked the MDUC girls if they would like to participate in a fun blog hop using the most gorgeous papers designed by Denise herself!!! If you have come to my blog after seeing Fran's stunning creation then you are on the right track, if not, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop at Meg's Garden to join in the fun! The hop will run until 11th July and if you leave a comment on every blog in the hop you will be entered into the draw for the prize. A winner will be drawn by random. Here is my card using Denise's gorgeous papers "Designs Galore- Couture Collection" which is available at Meg's Garden.
As soon as I opened these papers and saw this gorgeous design with the toadstools I knew instantly what I wanted to create!! Here is my fairy garden card!!

Of course, there was only one image to use really - the toadstools from the Magnolia Sweet Rainbow collection! I have coloured them with copics and used liquid pearls for the spots.
A fairy garden wouldn't be complete without a fairy and so I have used the tiny little fairy Tilda from last year's winter kit. Again, I have coloured her with copics and added stickles to her wings and dress. You can just see around her I have added sprinkles of fairy dust all over the card by adding tiny spots of liquid pearls in groups of three.
To give the fairy garden more depth I die cut different shaped leaves with Magnolia dies and some grass with a Whiff of Joy die. All the flowers here are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tiny little gem flower is from The Hobby House.
I added some more leaves and a Magnolia doohickey swirl at the other side and lots more flowers. The green chiffon flower is from my local haberdashery store.
Isn't the detail on the paper fabulous?? Love all the hanging flowers along the top! The tiny dragonflies are from The Hobby House too.
Another shot just to show how all the different elements are layered - I love how you can see tiny toadstool on the paper behind the die cut leaves!
I hope you've enjoyed your visit! Now it is time to hop on over to Karen's blog to see her stunning creation with these gorgeous papers!! Thanks for looking! x


Tracey Manderson said...

OH;, A beautiful Card! i have these mushies too, and i love them!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Tracey

Lou Mac said...

Beautiful. Just.. beautiful!!

xo Lou Mac.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh my, this is a gorgeous card Jane. Beautiful papers!!! Going to check these out and do the hop. Thanks for the inspiration and showcasing these papers. "Hugs" Carol

Hazel said...

Jane - your cars are just ridiculously GORGEOUS and I just love them - all of them. Hazel x

Debbie Pamment said...

WOWsers Jane - this is BEE-A-UTE-I-FUL. You are such an amazing crafter and such a gorgeous lady - remember THAT next time you hit your craft desk - so many of us love you! Thanx for sharing your amazing talent with us all!
hugs and xXx

By Shawna Rae said...

Another wonderful card... love it!

Louise said...

Hi again hunny!
I´m back again to take a closer look at this very delish card of yours! It´s so beautiful my jaws are tied to the floor ;)
An enchanted forest with a fairy theme - its perfect for these papers and if anyone could pull this off looking this gorgoues it is you Jane Johnson! :D
Lot´s and lot´s of lush details and little fairy Tilda, she is so beautiful! LOVE THIS!


Peggie said...

I love this card! It just makes me smile. You did a wonderful job! Peggie

Denise said...

in awe
just love what you done truly captured a magical delight
Thanks again

Eskimo Frosting said...

Such a beautiful card.


Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Jane, I am thinking that great minds think alike.. hahahahaha..
I LOVE your fairy card with these BEAUTIFUL STUNNING PAPER!!
hope you are good sweetie.......
big hugs, Janiel

Bron said...

I dont know where to look and I cant stop scrolling back up and drooling over your card again and again! I am so glad that you got this made before your current block as it is just STUNNING. All you details just make this so special. Hugs from Bron xo

Chrissy said...

Totally magic....You have taken me to 'never never land and I do believe in Fairies'

Gorgeous card, just magical, those papers are a dream, love your mini Tilda and the mushrooms, everything...gorgeous.

Graphicat said...

So pretty and full of lush greenery! Wonderful job Jane! so pretty and whimsical.


Hi Jane
A gorgeous and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Tertia said...

WOW!!!! Don't know what else to say.

jules said...

wow Jane just gorgeous!!!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hiya Jane

Ohhh WOW it reminds me of the Cottingly Fairies!!LOL
Love it so much xxxxThe papers are just so stunning xxx
Love Debbie xxx

Mo said...

Wowsers Jane..., your card is like a fairytale, sooooo beautiful...!!!
Big Hugs,

alethea said...

Oh wow, this is so darn cute!!! Those papers are just beautiful!! hugs xx

Angie Delarie said...

Wow loving those mushrooms..mushies are my favourite and the card is simply gorgeous!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Hi what a lovely garden ,with the mushroom and a little fairy Tilda,work so well with the gorgeous paper!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marrie said...

Helo Jane,

What a beautiful card you have made.

Greetings Marrie

Marie-Anne said...

Ohw, it's gorgeous!


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, amazing card Jane. I can see why you thought of fairy gardens. Just adore those huge toadstools and the little Tilda fairy. Very beautiful card.


Jo x

Eulanda said...

OH WOW JANE!! Absolutely stunning and so much work! I love how you've used those papers. Tres cool!!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my, what a beautiful fairy tale card. The paper is fantastic and then all the little extras you added to make a wonderland scene. Brilliant!!!! Thanks for sharing, sharon :o)

Karen said...

This card is just so magical, thanks for sharing I just love it all

Jo said...

How stunning - I love the details that you've added - a delightful scene.